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I was honored to have been asked to be one of the judges for this year's "Tales of the Cocktail Foundation's Most Imaginative Bartender" competition presented by @bombaysapphireus for the Portland area. Together with the national brand rep @vision_in_motion I visited 7 different bartenders at their establishments and tried their drinks. I was super impressed and proud of what Portland was able to present for this competition. The results will come out in a few days, but in the meantime I wanted to share their creativity. . This drink was presented by @james.socci at @pepelemokopdx. Called "A Thousand Ships" this drink was inspired by the tale of Helen of Troy (Egypt). This cocktail was made with Bombay Sapphire gin, cardamom honey, lemon juice, rhubarb-strawberry jam, egg white, and rose water. This was a delicious combination of flavors that I was very pleased to sip on. @tales_of_the_cocktail . . . #totc #totcfoundation #mib #mostimaginativebartender #talesofthecocktail #talesofthecocktailfoundation #Bombay #bombaysapphire #gin #Portland #Oregon #cocktails #cocktail #suescourage #drinks #drink #orgeat #spices #botanicals #pepelemoko